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Press Release

National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Commemorates Sixth Year

June 8, 2011

Washington, D.C. -- On June 8th, 2011, National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD) will celebrate its sixth year of raising HIV awareness among Caribbean Americans. The lead sponsor, Caribbean People International Collective, Inc. works in collaboration with local, regional and national organizations encouraging Caribbean communities across the United States and the Caribbean to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among the Caribbean population.

According to UNAIDS, in 2008, an estimated 240,000 people were living with HIV in the Caribbean region, while an estimated 20,000 people were newly infected and some 12,000 died of AIDS-related illnesses. In addition, the Caribbean has been more heavily affected by HIV than any region outside sub-Saharan Africa and has the second highest level of adult HIV prevalence (1.0%).

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